Following the launch of the all-new Audi TT to South Africa earlier this year, Audi SA has recently introduced the Audi TTS Coupé, the new “S” model in the compact sports car range that promises to take performances to a whole new level.
It now returns in the third generation with the 2.0T FSI engine from the Audi S3 range, producing 210 kW of power and 380 Nm of torque with the 0-100 km/h sprint taking just 4.8 seconds. It has a combined fuel consumption of 7.1l/100 km and a claimed CO2 emissions figure of 164g/km.
Controllable flaps in the exhaust system modulate the sporty sound and make it even richer. Quattro permanent all-wheel drive aims to deliver additional stability, traction and driving fun, according to Audi.
From the exterior, the TTS shares the regular Audi TT’s elegant design with a few additional details to highlight its sportiness. Its body is lowered by 10mm. With a TTS specific grille, wider air intakes and four-rear exhaust pipes, there’s no doubt the TTS is a member of the Audi “S” family. Combined with 19-inch wheels as standard and aluminium-look exterior mirrors, the TTS is instantly recognisable. Another noteworthy visual highlight of the Audi TTS is its headlights in three-dimensional design.
From an interior perspective, the Audi TTS is adorned with TTS badging throughout while sharing the neat and innovative interior with the rest of the range. The smart Audi Virtual Cockpit is fitted as standard on the TTS and combined with the Audi MMI control interface with touchpad, the system allows for easy and intuitive operation.
With its high resolution 12,3” LCD screen and powerful Nvidia processor, the Virtual Cockpit provides a glare free and crystal clear display. The driver can control many of the features via either the multi-function steering wheel, whole-word voice control or via the MMI operating system.
The Audi Navigation system Plus featuring 3D terrain graphics and more immersive city models, is also standard on all models along with Bluetooth with audio streaming, Audi music interface with USB inputs and a hard disc for storing music and video files. In the TTS, special graphics are included with the option of configuring a central rev-counter display for a more sporty driving feel.
It costs R700 500 and includes a five-year/100 000km Audi Freeway Plan.